white poplar
Poplar Pop"lar, n. [OE. popler, OF. poplier, F. peuplier, fr. L. populus poplar.] (Bot.) 1. Any tree of the genus {Populus}; also, the timber, which is soft, and capable of many uses. [1913 Webster]

Note: The aspen poplar is {Populus tremula} and {Populus tremuloides}; Balsam poplar is {Populus balsamifera}; Lombardy poplar ({Populus dilatata}) is a tall, spiry tree; white poplar is {Populus alba}. [1913 Webster]

2. The timber of the tulip tree; -- called also {white poplar}. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • White poplar — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white poplar — n. 1. a large Old World poplar (Populus alba), having lobed leaves with white or gray down on the undersides, now widespread in the U.S. 2. ☆ a) TULIP TREE b) TULIPWOOD (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • white poplar — baltoji tuopa statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gluosninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Populus alba), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Populus alba angl. abele; silver poplar; silver leaf poplar; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white poplar — white′ pop′lar n. 1) pln an Old World poplar, Populus alba, widely cultivated in the U.S. and having the underside of the leaves covered with a dense silvery white down 2) the soft straight grained wood of this tree • Etymology: 1765–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • white poplar — noun 1. a poplar that is widely cultivated in the United States; has white bark and leaves with whitish undersurfaces • Syn: ↑white aspen, ↑abele, ↑aspen poplar, ↑silver leaved poplar, ↑Populus alba • Hypernyms: ↑poplar, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • white poplar — 1. Also called abele. an Old World poplar, Populus alba, widely cultivated in the U.S., having the underside of the leaves covered with a dense silvery white down. 2. the soft, straight grained wood of this tree. [1765 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • white poplar — noun a poplar with lobed leaves that are white underneath and grey green above. [Populus alba.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • white poplar — /waɪt ˈpɒplə/ (say wuyt popluh) noun 1. a poplar, Populus alba, having the underside of the leaves covered with a dense silvery white down; originally from Eurasia. 2. the soft, straight grained wood of the tulip tree …   Australian English dictionary

  • white poplar — noun Populus alba, a poplar found in Central Europe. Syn: abele …   Wiktionary

  • white poplar — European tree often cultivated as a shade tree in America …   English contemporary dictionary

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